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Anyone check the UCSB cylinders on line?

Steve Smolian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Feaster" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] old cylinder?


> On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 2:14 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>  I have been looking for a long time for a strange, and probably
>> hard-to-find record, entitled "The Burning of Smith in Paris, Texas." The
>> events
>> re-created occurred in 1893 and from what is known, were extremely awful.
>
>
> Let me second Allen's query.  This selection was referred to as a
> best-seller and seems to have been extensively used for exhibition
> purposes around the United States into the twentieth century, which makes
> its current elusiveness puzzling.  There really should be copies out 
> there.
>
> The problem may be the lack of a spoken title announcement. Someone might
> have a copy of "The Burning of Smith" without associating that name with
> it.  So it may be useful to state that it depicts a man screaming and
> begging for his life.
>
> - Patrick
>